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West Cork business wins most community minded company award

The Blacknight SME awards were held recently and a West Cork business is celebrating winning the award for most community minded SME in Ireland. Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens in Clonakilty were celebrating after being awarded the prize from the ten finalists on the night. The SME awards were held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island and were hosted by RTÉs Rick O Shea. The awards celebrate small &

Rath NS celebrity quiz a great success

Ryan Tubridy wanted to know the full names of all the children who won the golden tickets in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, while Brendan O’Connor asked the names of all the Kardashian sisters and their ½ sisters the Jenners, all correctly spelt including accents…… This was the beginning of a very enjoyable if not sometimes frustrating night for all the quiz participants at Caseys of Baltimore recently. This

Kilmeen Macra News

IT has been another busy few weeks for Kilmeen Macra. Over the Easter break we helped out Dunmanway in collecting easter eggs to give to the children in CUH the staff and children were very grateful for the thought. On the 20th of March the Carbery round of the volleyball took place in Dunmanway hall it was a great night well done to Dunmanway Macra for winning on the night. 

A vintage display for Union Hall RNLI

by Carol Gilbert A SPLENDID display of vintage cars came out in force in support Union Hall RNLI fundraising branch last Sunday.  Main organisers were the Crosshaven Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motor Club with members of a number of other vintage car clubs coming along in support. The group had stayed at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Saturday night and headed down to Tragumna, travelled along the Coast Road

Cork West Civil Defence – Malin Head to Mizen Head Charity Cycle

TEN members of Cork West Civil Defence will undertake a 644km four day cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head from May 13th-16th, with all proceeds of the cycle going to Charity. Two West Cork organisatios will benefit from the cycle. Living Links – Supporting the Suicide Bereaved in West Cork . They provide outreach and Support to those bereaved by Suicide.  The organisations provides trained personnell who are available

Cycle The Wild Atlantic Way

Thousands of cyclists from Ireland and around the country are excited about the news of the new Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare which will take place on Saturday 23rd of May 2015. Participants will cycle Ireland’s most spectacular peninsula and embrace the unspoiled beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Beara students’ project tackles disability accessibility

‘Disability Accessibility’ is a Young Social Innovators Project from Scoil Phobail Bhéara in Castletownbere. The project group consists of Daragh Crowley, Ciara Crowley, Eimear O’ Neill, Simon Harrison, Brian Collins, Tommy O’ Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Matthew Martin Sullivan and Conor McQuaid. Disability Accessibility set out to raise awareness about the lack of facilities for people with disabilities and to improve the facilities already available. They also wanted to research and

Beara Charity Cycle comes home for 2015

THE Beara Charity Cycle 2015 will take place on 30th May. Having raised approximately €50,000 since the first cycle back in 2009, the organisers have decided to bring the cycle home to Beara this year. The charities are: the RNLI; The Day Care Centre; Co-Action Beara; Castletownbere Community Hospital and Dechen Shying Spiritual Care Centre. A great day is assured for all the cyclists on the spectacular route. Registration is

RAWR visit to  Rusnacahara National School

ON April 14th Deirdre O’Brien, Education officer for RAWR visited Rusnacahara National School to give an introductory talk to the students on animal care. Poppy a rescue dog accompanied Deirdre on her visit and she was a real hit with the children. During the talk the students learned about the needs of pets, how to get your home pet ready and the important Do’s and Don’t when it come to

Ballinadee National School scoop Best Overall Project in Port of Cork School’s Initiative 2015

The Port of Cork Company has awarded Ballinadee National School Best Overall Project in the Port of Cork School’s Initiative 2015. The 5th class’ outstanding work was duly recognised at an awards ceremony in the Port of Cork boardroom, when they were presented with best overall project by the Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr John Mullins. As an extra special prize, overall winners Ballinadee National School will go